Skylight netting eliminates the hazard of falls from height on fragile surfaces. This collective solution is the preferred method of fall protection should working at height be unavoidable.
This non-penetrative product is available in any size and is secured using a ratchet strap. Various options are available where no secure method of fixing is evident to the roof kerb.
This easily stored solution makes it the perfect addition to operatives PPE or within vehicles to deploy whenever required. Suitable for multiple users requiring basic working at height training and for frequent access for long durations of time due to low risk level.
Skylight netting is a more cost efficient solution than other alternatives making it a simple solution to fatal falls through fragile surfaces.These systems must be inspected by a suitable working at height Specialist Company a minimum of every 12 months
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On average 7 people each year are killed after falling through a fragile roof or fragile roof light. These accidents usually occur whilst operatives are carrying out routine maintenance activities on roofs of factories and warehouses. Overtime skylights can become brittle and discoloured, and can even blend in with the surrounding metal profile roof sheets in bright sunlight, further increasing the chance of walking onto the fragile surface.
Skylight netting systems comply with the following standards:
- BS/EN1263-1 ‘using 6mm polypropylene netting on a 100mm mesh’
- Ratchet strap webbing manufactured to EN12195-2
Testing/Inspection standards and frequency:
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (P.U.W.E.R) 1998 – minimum of every 12 months by a working at height specialist company. These systems must be inspected by a suitable working at height Specialist Company.
Skylight protection nets are available in a range of different sizes using 6mm polypropylene netting on a 100mm mesh.
Skylight nets do not require any fixings into the roof membranes. Minimising the risk of potential damage to some bitumen roof coverings which may also contain asbestos.
Skylight nets are also known as:
Skylight screens, skylight guards, skylight protection, fragile surface protection, skylight covers, rooflight covers, rooflight screens, rooflight protection
These systems are commonly installed in the following sectors:
Hotels / Leisure
Available Materials & Finishes